STEPHEN REUCROFT is a Matthews Distinguished University Professor at
The first 20 years of Reucroft's career were devoted to precision determinations
of challenging quantities using specially designed, high-resolution
bubble chambers. These include resonance properties, hyperon magnetic
moments, and charm particle production and decay characteristics. The
latter is particularly noteworthy since the CERN bubble chamber LEBC
was specially designed to investigate charm particle properties, and
Reucroft was one of the inventors and prime motivators of the LEBC technique.
He was leader of both CERN and Fermilab experiments.
Since leaving CERN and joining Northeastern University, he has devoted
his efforts to experiments at the highest energy colliders. He spent
significant time developing the scintillating fiber technique and successfully
tested it with the tracking system in L3. He is also part of research
teams that have studied QCD and QED, discovered and studied the t-quark,
and confirmed that there are three and only three generations of light
neutrinos. Reucroft is presently an active participant in the CMS experiment,
where he represents the eight NSF-supported university groups. He has
a wide range of experience in international collaboration and has been
a spokesman for major international experiments.
He is coauthor
(with John Swain) of the syndicated column "Science Briefs"
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